SEA­SON-BY-SEA­SON GUIDE 2007 - 2016

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2006/07

Sun­downs claimed the ti­tle again – with Ige­sund grab­bing his fourth win­ners’ medal – fin­ish­ing 10 points ahead of sec­ond-placed Sil­ver Stars. Downs had recorded a PSL record 11 winsins in a row dur­ing the cam­paign. Mid­fielder God­frey Sa­pula was namedd Player of the Sea­son, while Muhsin n Er­tu­gral won Coach of the Sea­son after lead­ing Ajax Cape Town to fourth and the he Absa Cup ti­tle. Top-scorer was Jomo Cos­mos’ Chris Ka­tongo with 15 goals.

2007/08

Su­perS­port United won the first of three league ti­tles in a row de­spite a record low points to­tal of just 54. Ajax came close how­ever: aftafter Su­perS­port lost 2-1 to Celtic on the fi­nal day, Ajax could only draw 2-2 ata Golden Ar­rows when a win would have been enough to win the league.leagu Some­what bizarrely, the PSL in­tro­ducedin a Foot­baller of the Year prize to go with their Player of theth Sea­son award. Pi­rates’Teko Modis­eMod won the for­mer while Su­perS­port’sSup Elias Pelembe claimed­claim the lat­ter.

2008/09

Su­perS­port win again with 55 points, this time edg­ing Pi­rates on goal-goald­if­fer­ence. A goal­lessal­less draw at San­tos on the fi­nal­nal day of the cam­paign gave them the point they needed. eeded. Modise again picked cked up the Foot­ballerr of the Year prize and hiss team­mate Lu­cas Th­wala thee Player of the Sea­son. The late Richard Henyekane was top-scorer with 19 goals withth Hunt again named thee best coach.

2009/10

A hat-trick of ti­tles for Su­perS­port, this time ed­edg­ing out ri­vals Sun­downs by a point. TThe league was over by March to al­low fo­for na­tional team prepa­ra­tions for the 2012010 World Cup. Su­perS­port won the lea­gleague de­spite los­ing their last two matches,matche with Sun­downs’ fate sealed when they lost 2-0 at Jomo Cos­mos in the pepenul­ti­mate round. Mor­gan Gould was nanamed Foot­baller of the Year and Su­perS­portSu­per team­mate Daine Klate the Play­erPlaye of the Sea­son. Hunt was again best coach and Sun­downs’ Katlego Mphe­laMp top-scorer with 17 goals.

2010/11

Pi­rates claimed their first ti­tle in eight sea­sons, but had Ajax to thank. Ajax needed a home win over Mar­itzburg on the fi­nal day to be sure of win­ning the ti­tle, but a howler from goal­keeper Hans Vonk, in the fi­nal game of his ca­reer, meant they could only draw 2-2. Pi­rates won the league on goal-dif­fer­ence and also claimed the MTN8 and Ned­bank Cup in a ‘Tre­ble’ sea­son. Ruud Krol won Coach of the Sea­son, while Ajax’s Thu­lani Serero was Foot­baller of the Year, Play­ers’ Player and Player of the Sea­son. Knowl­edge Mu­sona was top­scorer with 15 goals.

2011/12

For the sec­ond sea­son run­ning Pi­rates won a hat-trick of ti­tles as they claimed the league, MTN8 and Telkom Knock­out. Swal­lows, coached by Ige­sund, had put up a valiant fight but fin­ished sec­ond, two points be­hind The Buc­ca­neers. That earned Ige­sund Coach of the Sea­son, while Siyabonga Nomvethe made his­tory by claim­ing the Foot­baller of the Year, Play­ers’ Player of the Sea­son, Player of the Sea­son and top-scorer prizes, the only man in his­tory to do this. He fin­ished with 19 league goals.

2012/13

Stu­art Bax­ter ar­rived at Chiefs at the start of the sea­son and duly de­liv­ered the league and cup ‘Dou­ble’ at the first at­tempt, beat­ing Plat­inum Stars into sec­ond place in the league and beat­ing Su­perS­port in the Ned­bank Cup de­cider. Bax­ter was named Coach of the Sea­son, while the PSL dis­carded the Foot­baller of the Year tro­phy as goal­keeper Itume­leng Khune claimed the Player of the Sea­son award. Moroka Swal­lows for­ward Katlego Mashego was the lead­ing scorer, fin­ish­ing off with 13 league goals.

2013/14

Chiefs looked to be head­ing for back-to­back league suc­cesses be­fore Mamelodi Sun­downs, with Pitso Mosi­mane now in charge, em­barked on a 10-game win­ning run to over­haul what was at one stage an 11-point deficit to sprint to the ti­tle by two points. At­tack­ing mid­fielder Sibu­siso Vi­lakazi from Bid­vest Wits was named Player of the Sea­son, while The Brazil­ians’ men­tor Mosi­mane won the Coach of the Sea­son prize. Chiefs’ Bernard Parker won the top­scorer prize with a record low tally of just 10 goals.

2014/15

Chiefs won their first eight leagueg games of the sea­son and em­barked on a 19-game un­beaten run ass they can­tered to the league ti­tle. Their first loss was a 2-0 de­feat at Su­perS­port United in Fe­bru­ary. They fin­ished a mas­sive 12 points ahead d of sec­ond-placed Sun­downs. wns. De­fender Tefu Mashamaitete won Player of the Sea­son, Bax­terter was the best coach and Free State­tate Stars striker Moeketsi Seko­laola was top-scorer with 14 goals.oals.

2015/16

With Bax­ter ggone, Chiefs failed to fire and ended fifth. Wits were in the race up un­til the fi­na­fi­nal month, but it was Sun­downs who marched to the tro­phy with a recorecord num­ber of points (71), recorecord num­ber of wins (22) and equae­qualling their own record for goals scoreds (55). Khama Bil­liat won Player of the Sea­son, Mosi­maneMosi was the best coach and CCollins Mbe­suma be­came the fi­first player to win the top­scor­ertopsc prize twice after net­tingnettin 14 times for Aces.

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